Walter is a U.S. Air Force veteran and attended the University of Wisconsin before beginning his civilian career. He initially worked as a field service engineer at Eaton Corporation. There, he also served as senior engineer, Application Engineering. In 1998, he joined ABB. He has held multiple positions, including field service manager, product specialist, and product manager. He is currently a market manager, HVAC and an ASHRAE member. His areas of experience include AC drives, HVAC drive applications, power quality, and ancillary drive application topics including harmonics, EMC, and short circuit ratings.
You went with VFDs to save money. That's great. But if you're letting even 10% of those drives operate in bypass mode on an ongoing basis, then you could be using up to 56% more energy. Here are four steps to protecting your air-handling investment and your bottom line.
Many engineers tend to avoid or delegate the nitty gritty of a ground source heat pump system, from soil moisture effects to building system (im) balance. It's time for designers to get in the loop. Learn more about Grounded In Reality in the December issue. Other topics in the December issue include health care HVAC, Boilders, check out the Back2Basics, and more.